|Quick Facts: Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers|
|2010 Median Pay||
$49,170 per year
$23.64 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Postsecondary non-degree award|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||See How to Become One|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||141,100|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||3% (Slower than average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||3,600|
Electrical and electronics installers and repairers install, repair, or replace a variety of electrical equipment in telecommunications, transportation, utilities, and other industries.
Many electrical and electronics installers and repairers work on factory floors, where they are subject to noise, dirt, and heat. Installers and repairers may have to lift heavy equipment and work in awkward positions. Nearly all work full time.
Most electrical and electronics installers and repairers obtain specialized training at a technical college. Gaining voluntary certification is common and can be useful for getting a job.
The median annual wage of electrical and electronics installers and repairers was $49,170 in May 2010.
Overall employment of electrical and electronics installers and repairers is expected to grow 3 percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average for all occupations. However, growth rates will vary by occupational specialty. Job opportunities should be best for applicants who have either an associate’s degree in electronics, certification, or related work experience.
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